Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Y (shaped coffin) Gen

Have you ever wondered who would actually send in a letter to a magazine or newspaper asking for advice about relationships? I used to think that the editors made them up until today when I came across this..."My boyfriend and I have an awesome sex life, but I'm a bit worried that I'm not fully normal..." No shit Sherlock. How old are you, twelve? You can't construct a sentence and you are worried about finding your G spot? The response is as usual a guarded generalist construction of kind words and technical terms that our dear letter writer either can't spell or is not old enough to know she has one. Recently I had the unfortunate opportunity to peruse a copy of Cosmopolitan at a recent hairdressing appointment. Given that the content was enough to make your hair not only curl but stand on end and then fall out and without sounding all Tony Abbott, a bit of centrefold action with a sufficiently wide stable was always a bit of fun under the lid of the school desk but now it's all so serious and not even particularly good advice. I long for a columnist to really provide some healthy and useful tips like "Dear Miss Awesome, stop obsessing about this shit and get out and have a life. Just because you saw it on television doesn't mean it happens. And get some English Grammar tutoring for fuck sake". Sick!


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  2. Lorna, I had to delete my comment yesterday. I had second thoughts about what I wrote - something best said in a private conversation, not on a public platform!!
    BTW, I think you would make an hilarious Agony Aunt in any publication.

  3. Thanks Rowe, if they thought they had a problem now wait until they've got some advice from me.